Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Congratulations to the class of 2010!!!

December 10th was a special day for some of our Goal girls in Delhi. Over one hundred girls from Deepalava schools participated in their graduation ceremony after having successfully completed the Goal programme!

The ceremony saw girls from the Sanjay colony perform a play based on their Goal experiences and Karuna Bhatia from Standard Chartered Corporate Affairs gave each girl a certificate and a piggy bank to mark their graduation. Karuna said that she could feel that the girls' level of confidence had grown from doing the programme and encouraged the girls to stay in education and maybe even become a banker one day!

Bimla Pawar, Director of Sports for the Commonwealth Games, presided over the graduation ceremony, presenting two of our girls, Samar and Pinki, with their certificates. Both of these girls are now fully-fledged Goal Champions and can train Goal girls not only in netball, but in other lifeskills as well.

Bimla also gave a speech encouraging the Goal girls to not only continue playing netball, but also to try to persuade them to get their friends to join the Goal programme and learn the vital lifeskills that this programme teaches.

Our SCB volunteer, Rushika, was also honoured for all her hard work and participation in the programme over the past four months.

The day finished with a netball match between Sanjay colony and Kalkaji- Kalkaji ended up winning the closely fought match!

Congratulations to all our Goal graduates and good luck for the future!

1 comment:

  1. Yes thanks to Rushika, lovely photos and great work.

    And Congrats to all the Goal Girls.